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May 03, 1987

A federal judge in San Francisco reaffirmed a $120,000 fine assessed the Veterans Administration for destroying evidence related to veterans' claims they were exposed to radiation during nuclear tests during and after World War II. The sharply worded order issued by U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel requires the Veterans Administration to reimburse the National Assn. of Radiation Survivors, plaintiffs in the action, for "various expenses," and imposes a requirement for the conduct of further discovery.

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